Mar 11th, 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Crash Bandicoot game. Luckily, Activision is working on a new title, and it might just see release on the Wii U. The official Crash Bandicoot website briefly teased an upcoming game in the series with a countdown page. However, the teaser also revealed the system logos at the bottom.

Among the PlayStation and Xbox 360 logos was a prominent Wii U logo. Which is probably the strongest indication that Crash Bandicoot indeed is coming to the Wii U in the future. We don’t know anything about the game other than that it’s developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision.

The official countdown page has been taken down, but you can check out a screenshot of it below. Hopefully we’ll get more information about the Wii U version of the game soon.

Crash Bandicoot Wii U


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  • guest

    oh yeah! bring it to nintendo’s system.

  • Mac3TheAc3

    crash bandicoot is the best!

  • bizzy gie

    Looks cool. Wish I knew what it was about.

  • uPadWatcher

    A former Sony mascot coming to the Wii U? YES!!!!!!

    • Grammar Nazi 2000

      His games have been on Ninty’ consoles before.

    • RockieOllie

      Just give me Banjo-Kazooie…

      • Metal_Man_v2

        YES! I’d rather Nintendo save Banjo-Kazooie thah Crash B. Never cared much for him, even though that may not be a popular view. But Banjo-Kazooie on the N64 was EPIC.

        • david daniel wharton camacho

          i know! fuck rare D: they are dumb by going with microsoft, i mean they havnt made games for decades

        • Guest

          Yeah, I was never that crazy about Crash either but I’m not denoting
          how popular his game was and the fact that he survived this long without fading into obscurity speaks volumes.

        • Nathaniel Lopez

          I was never that crazy about Crash either but I’m not denoting how popular his games were/are. The fact that he hasn’t faded into obscurity speaks volumes.

          • Metal_Man_v2

            Definitely, I see no problem with Crash B coming to Wii U.

        • Madmagican

          Yeah, just don’t make it suck “Nuts n’ Bolts”

          • Metal_Man_v2

            LOL! Not the best title?

    • michael546k

      I’m glad that’s it’s coming to Wii U, but no need to emphasize Sony’s loss of a former exclusive mascot…

    • Revolution5268

      Sonynever actually care about crash, they care about GOD OF WAR, UNCHARTED, GRAPHICS BITCHES FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kay

    Thanks God I have PS3 and Wii U and love ’em both the same 😉

    • zerooooo

      Yeah man gota love being a multi console owner

      • I’ll be in that boat when the new xbox and playstation come out, I use to own the first xbox was the first console i bought myself. Nes and Snes was bought by my mom for christmas also the n64

  • Hell yeah. This is always what I wanted to see. “Xbox360, Playstation, and Wii U” great to finally be seeing Nintendo’s logos at the bottom of ads. 🙂

    • Revolution5268

      it could be fake this site but who knows

  • AAAkabob

    I remember Crash quite fondly, good to see Wii U getting some more support. Just wish I could fast forward my console a year or two…

  • omg i’ve been waiting for this omg omg

  • Maxime Haché

    hope that this one will be better then the last ones!

    • well nintendo seems to have kid games on lock, and they do them the best

      • Maxime Haché

        haha this statement makes no sense with what I mean, I loved previous Crash titles but the early ones didn’t seem to fit in the series! And nintendo has nothing to do with this game and not all nitendo games are for kids!

  • Guest
    • Nathaniel Lopez

      He sourced this tidbit of information from, link is underneath the supporting picture.

    • Srpg2ishere

      Does it really matter? What? Is news supposed to be “exclusive” now?

      • Genesect4ssb4

        I know this may get some hate, but at this point, everyone gets lazy, and rips off people. Besides I don’t care about the writer, I CARE ABOUT CRASH! YEAH!

  • Nintendofreak

    he is back :…..)

  • Zack Normandin
    • Nathaniel Lopez

      How is it a rip-off? News spreads around and it’s not like he copied the article verbatim and the source of this tidbit of information was found in, the link is underneath the supporting picture.

    • RonaldRayguns

      Way to be an Idiot Zack.

    • ICHI

      Hahahahahahaha what a prize bell end

  • sdmac200600


    • Nathaniel Lopez

      It’s not technically a slap to the face if Sony is the one that allowed the usage of it’s characters.

      • RoadyMike

        It’s not Sony’s character.It used to be Naughty Dog’s but they sold him waay back in the day.I wouldn’t be surprised if Crash eventually ended up belonging to Nintendo

        • Nathaniel Lopez

          Yeah, I wasn’t sure if it was or wasn’t which is why I said “…if Sony is the one that allowed usage…”, thanks for clearing it up though!

        • manowaffles

          Why would Nintendo want Crash? He’s like Sonic’s slower cousin. It’s more likely that Nintendo would buy out Sega and take control of Sonic than they would try to get Crash.

          • Nathaniel Lopez

            I don’t think Nintendo wants crash but having a game featuring Crash wouldn’t hurt for both Nintendo and Activision, and seeing as how Crash’s games are aimed towards the younger audience, it makes sense to have it on the Wii U as well.

          • Crash B. For Smash Bros. U!

          • Nathaniel Lopez

            No Dillon, from Dillon’s Rolling Western for Smash Bros, U! that or Isaac, Garet and Saturos/Menardi from Golden Sun with Djiins, Ivan, and Mia being support trophies.

          • manowaffles

            Just perpetuating the idea that Nintendo Consoles are for Kids, which causes people to miss some of the darkest and best games that have been made.
            Conker’s Bad Fur Day on N64 (unlike the censored remake on Xbox)
            Eternal Darkness on GC
            Mad World on Wii
            ZombiU on Wii U

            Yes, I know there are way more of these types of games, but these are some of my favorite games of all time for their respective systems.

          • Nathaniel Lopez

            I’m not saying the Wii U is geared solely to kids but the majority of people who have a Wii U, I’m assuming, will play them with their family and Nintendo has always tried to create games that attract both the younger and more mature audiences and I said how CRASH’s game not Nintendo’s consoles or games, even thought the same can, sort of, be said about them.

          • you kidding nintendo is focused on the younger audience like 10 and under it had to be because when i was growing up I liked the first mortal kombat with blood and other mature games then those pg13 ones, if you dont believe me look at nintendos 1st party and majority of the games then tell me its not

          • Nathaniel Lopez

            Nintendo is trying to attract the hardcore audience as well; Nintendo has been more lax on what games they allow on their consoles in recent years, hell in Wind Waker….

            *SPOILERS* (To those who haven’t played the game yet….)

            Link thrusts the master sword straight into Ganondorf’s head…no blood was shown but damn that’s gruesome, sort of.

          • manowaffles

            The bigger issue is that Nintendo is the only company that puts real effort into their games that are family appropriate. Nearly every other kid friendly title made by other developers has been treated as the red-headed-step-child and not given the time or effort to make them good quality games.

            Nintendo doesn’t put those games on the back burner, they put their whole focus on them, ensuring that the game is appropriate for a large age range, but still a quality game.

            Many other developers (Sony and Microsoft especially) choose between either a game for a large age range or quality gameplay. They put all their effort into games with a limited teen audience, and just shovel out games that are kid friendly.

          • if you want to go not kiddie they should get postal 😉 oh wait nvm they’ll ruin it probably due to censorship

          • manowaffles

            Like they did with Manhunt 2?

          • sadly but true if you want the younger audience you look at nintendo

          • RoadyMike

            I never said Nintendo wanted Crash.He’s just been sold to different devs countless times,that I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up in Nintendo’s hands or back to Naughty Dog someday

            Unlikely,I know,but just sayin :/

        • god I hope not :/

    • IM sure they are crying over it -_-

  • RoadyMike

    If this is indeed true,
    PLEASE don’t mess this up.I’ve been BEGGING for a good Crash(and Spyro)game for YEARS.Give Crash an awesome comeback!

    • Sonic


  • Scott Duperree

    Crash should totally join Super Smash Bros, Banjo should too

  • RonaldRayguns

    Hahaha this is pretty funny, everyone here talks so much shit about Playstation but is so excited Crash Bandicoot is coming to the Wii U. Ef that shite Crash only belongs on Playstation, gonna skip this one. Thumbs down.

    • Revolution5268

      no it does not belong to sony anymore, learn your shit.

      • RonaldRayguns

        I know it doesn’t, it doesn’t change my fucking opinion though and where did I say sony owned it dumbass.

    • Frostbite9

      Go back to bed.

  • He is a played out character that was only good back when the PS was new.

  • crash was dead when naughtydog sold his rights to activision thought. it will never be the same crash back in the haydays of the orginal 3 series and its spinoffs from naughtydog…..

    • manowaffles

      Meh, even in his hayday, Crash was just another cute little animal platformer for kids.

      An already oversaturated gaming cliche from the 90’s that never needed to be revisited. Sonic, Aero, Sparkster, Gex, Banjo, Conker, and half a million others who where even more forgettable.

      Crash’s only real claim was he was the best platformer on Playstation.

      • thedeciderU

        what about rayman? haha

        • manowaffles

          Yeah, you’re right, I forgot about Rayman, though he was multiplatform even then.

          Crash was the only decent Sony exclusive platformer.

          • RoadyMike


          • manowaffles

            Meh, I stand by my statement. Crash was a way better platformer than Spyro.

            Crash was more of a 2.5D platformer, was filled with Mario style secrets which kept you playing to find them all. Spyro was just another 3D platformer and felt to me to be overall a giant fetch quest.

  • Squid

    Nintendo when U gunna bai Conkeh AND Banjo Kazooieh from rare?

    (Translation: Nintendo, when are you gonna buy Conker and Banjo kazooie from Rare?

    • Frostbite9

      Actually, Microsoft completely owns Banjo-Kazooie.

  • – A new image that I found originally on Reddit. VERY interesting.

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      Is there anyway that you can edit the link to include http:// for easier access

  • I dunno, I kinda have a feeling that this is a hoax. I mean, why would they be developing for PS360 instead of next-generation consoles. Further proof is that they’d have announced this a lot sooner if they planned for the PS360. I really hope this game is real, but not for the current generation consoles.

    • Sidney Majurie

      Because Next gen consoles (besides Wii U) have 0 user base at this point. But Playstation logo could mean PS3, PS4 and PS Vita so…

  • I feel Nintendo could do bigger and better things with Crash if he was a Nintendo IP.

  • DemonRoach

    The only racing game ever to be better than mario kart.

  • Please made it like the first three… please

  • disqus_ZwAKKg4G01

    I am happy this is coming to wii u just wish farcry 3 did.

  • Johny

    nice seeing wii u logos ^^ really nice

  • It’s funny how people get excited over a played out character coming to their system. This won’t sell system as the character was only good for the time and system it was out for back then. This is how you know most of the people on this site are phonies.

    • Gamefreak361

      “This is how you know most of the people on this site are phonies.”

      Haven’t we heard this type of sentence from you before? If you seem to despise people on this site, why be here? Makes no sense to me or others.

      • maybe he’s like me looking for a spark of hope for nintendo but sadly getting let down and even more sad everyone cheering for bluntly put in my opinion a retarded game. I might be stuck playing the next xbox or ps4 due to lack of mature rated games plus deeper storys since not getting it here

        • Gamefreak361

          It may or may not come. Nintendo is in its own market than Microsoft and Sony. Always has. Don’t give your hopes up hoping for something that probably won’t happen. Less disappointments. I honestly have NIntendo consoles for Nintendo games. PS3 and 360 for hardcore.

    • I dont know about you, but I loved Crash back on the PS1. So, I’m excited to see him on the U as well.

      • You guys are just excited a game – any game is being announced.

        • from what i see thats what it is :/

        • Gamefreak361

          Why does it matter to you so much that they do get excited? Is there a law that they should only get excited over certain games? Let it go and move along. Let gamers be who they want.

        • Revolution5268

          so you hate retro games i see….

    • Revolution5268

      so you are calling people who own a ps3 retards because they are fond of this character in the ps1 days, man GROW UP.

  • Looks like somebody doesn’t know how to screencap.

  • XelaFury

    I’m crying tears of joy :’) Crash Bandicoot is finally back!! Hopefully……

  • Revolution5268

    first spyro, then crash….whose next?

  • Levi Johansen

    This could be cool

  • me

    I’ve been reading the comments, and i see some people saying that Sony doesn’t care about Crash B. anymore…… SOny does care about Crash B. However they don’t own him anymore, Activision does, and we all know how Activision is.

  • This would be an ideal candidate for an endless runner app.
    Got any jobs Bobby?

  • this should make alot of you happy a cartoony simple game comeing to the wii u that will just be a port from ps3 or 360 but should keep the “hardcore gamers” of nintendo happy 😉 so cheers

  • Guest

    No matter how many times I try I can’t view the Count Down Page. I’ve tried Firefox, Chrome and IE 10

    • Ryan House

      The official countdown page has been taken down

  • Ryan House

    To me this is not a Shock. Sony Doesn’t own Crash Universal does that is why Crash games were released on PS2, Xbox and GameCube

    • Ryan House

      Sony Computer Entertainment (1996–2000)

      Universal Interactive Studios (1996–2003)

      Konami (2001–2006) (Japan)

      Vivendi Universal Games (2003–2004)

      Sierra Entertainment (2005–2008)

      Activision (2008–present)

      • Ryan House

        Crash Sequels after Naughty Dog weren’t that successful

  • Frostbite9

    A new Crash?….Trainwreck incoming! Stupid Actvision..

  • Arthur Jarret

    You lost me at activision…

    And why are they still releasing this game for the first playstation???

  • Solvandus

    I really hope this game (if this isn’t a gag) resembles the PS1 Crash B. games… and -not- Crash of the Titans/Mind Over Mutant…..

  • residentfire

    I am actually excited about this, if it is true. My cousin and I had played this game when we were little. Nostalgia.